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found safe. 83-year-old nicholas datino was located today after a person called 911 to report a suspicious man. he left his home in danville last night just to run some errands. officer tracked his cell phone signal. his family says they have no idea why he went down there and police say there's no indication he was the victim of a crime. the man accused of stealing an expensive yacht earlier this month is due for a psychological evaluation. the $3.2 million boat ended up on the beach. 63-year-old leslie gardener is facing a variety of charges. two doctors will evaluate gardener to see if he is competent to stand trial. his attorney says he may not be able to assist in his own defense. a competency hearing is set. we're learning more about a man charged in a robbery and
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shooting. 25-year-old christopher washington and another man shot and wounded two employees of the ashkena dance club. washington is charged with attempted murder, robbery and being a felon in possession of a gun. he could face up to 25 years to life in prison. police are still searching for the second suspect. both victims have been released from the hospital. city leaders in walnut creek are set to discuss a controversial development. billers want to develop a piece of real estate into more than 200,000 square feet of retail space called the orchards at walnut creek. the project would be anchored by a large safeway store. city leaders pointed out some of the things they're considering about the project. >> that corner has sat vacant and the city's general plan calls for it to have a gateway element and feature. obviously the use of the land
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is important to the city. >> >> some worry the development will bring unwanted traffic to the area. >> this is seal pup season. tonight an important warning. even though they may look cute, leave them alone. you might think that's pretty obvious. but mike tells us sometimes people get confused. >> reporter: exactly. in one case someone actually picked up a seal pup, took it home and then put it in a bathtub thinking they were helping out the stranded animal. no, that is not how you approach the situation. leave the animals alone. especially since pupping season is underway here along the california coast. the sound of the pacific. >> freedom of it. >> reporter: from the marine county shore. >> the nature and the beauty.
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>> reporter: there's another sound. seals and sea lions. how sick is that animal? >> sick. >> reporter: sad faces and all, all here at the marine mammal center. >> we see them and get them healthier. we give them medicine. >> we have a seal last year. a lady put it in her shopping bag and brought it to a ranger station. >> reporter: the marine mammal center says that is a no no. >> let the animals be. >> reporter: especially during pupping season, which is now. many seal pups are still weaning or nursing. if a human gets curious and wants to approach the pup, the mother will most likely leave the pup behind. >> when humans are approaching she gets very nervous. she will not come out to reunite. she doesn't want to defend it. >> they come out at you. >> reporter: that's how it
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should be this pupping season. if not the marine mammal center. will have a busy year. >> because it's not getting its mothers milk it will not be able to survive. >> reporter: if you see a pup, stay 50 feet away and keep your dogs away. if you see one, you're asked to call the marine mammal center's 24 hour hotline. and still on the subject here, a stretch of san diego city beach is now going to be offlimits to people at night. mayor ordered ban after surveillance cameras caught people abusing seals. two cameras positioned on top of a life guard station caught women harassing the seals in the dark last friday. they had cameras capture people punching the seals. the harassment compelled san diego mayor to issue an emergency order. >> being hit, sat upon, slapped, this is unacceptable. >> anyone seen on the beach after dark will now be sited.
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okay so what is your beverage of choice? we're learning there's been a shift in what californians prefer to drink and what remains the most popular alcoholic beverage. how worried should we be in the wake of a meteor strike in russia?
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new figures suggest that
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californians are drinking less beer and more wine and hard liquor. a report from the national institutes of health show beer consumption fell between 1998 and 2010. while wine drinking was up and hard liquor drinking was up. even so, beer is still the most popular alcoholic beverage in california with california adults drinking on average almost a gallon of beer each year. amazon ceo says he's recovered two rocket engines that helped fly apollo restaurants to the moon. they've been in the atlantic. a team led recovered some of the hardware. there are plans to restore them. blue origins has a contract to develop a space taxi to deliver supplies and astronauts. a former astronaut warned congress about the threat of
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undetected asteroids. edward lou said the asteroid that hit russia could have caused more damage had had struck new york. the astronaut injured 1500 people. the threat of a bigger impact is quite likely. >> there's a 30% chance that there's a 5 megaton impact that's going to happen on this planet this century. so this is not hypothetical. >> lu founded the b 612 foundation to build a privatesy financed space telescope to deflect asteroids. it's estimated to cost $4 # 50 million. >> speculation is rampant after hackers shut down computer systems at three top south korean television stations and two banks. many think north korea could be behind the cyber attack. police say it'll be several more days before they can make a determination. north korea has staged several
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cyber attacks over the past few years. that country is considered to be one of the world's top hackers. a wet arrival for spring. considering how dry this year has been, is our water supply hurting? back in 10 minutes tracking lingering showers. when they get out of here, when we warm up. i'll have the specifics in 10 minutes. [ male announcer ] fact: the 100% electric nissan leaf... is more fun than ever. sees better than ever. ♪ ♪ charges faster. and will charge. cool. and heat. from your phone.
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as we told you earlier, president obama is on his first trip to israel since he took
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office. this visit came with a little car trouble. a presidential limb moe shipped from washington, d.c. had to be towed after it wasn't start. the president hadn't arrived yet. it was originally reported that the wrong type of fuel was used. the secret service is denying that. agents ended up using a backup instead. the president's itinerary was not affected. an east bay business owner is facing 57 felony charges. he's accused of stealing workers pay and then lying about it. the trivalley times report claims that show calvin harris made about $400,000 by paying his employees less than what he told the government. the report says harris is free on his own recogny sans. the airline with the most boeing dreamliners is reportedly making a new monday.
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they want boeing to compensate it. the airline hasn't disclosed how much the grounding has cost it. during the last two weeks of january it was losing more than $8 of 8000 in revenue per plane. the commissioners of the national football league spoke today. >> the competition is elevated. in large part because of the stadium. miami is a great city. they're seeing increasing competition. the nfl will announce the most of super bowl 50 in may. santa clara city officials may be trying to seen the deal. they've agreed to hotel and parking tax exemptions. the move is expected to cost the city hundreds of thousands of dollars. miami is vying for the super bowl but officials in south florida have refused to make
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the same move. hewlett pack hard ceo says she's pleased with the progress that's been made. hp held its shareholder meeting today. 2013 is going to be a fix and rebuild year while she expects 2014 to be a period of recovery and expansion. also today shareholders voted in favor of the current board, despite some concern over recent missteps. yahoo has bought a silicon valley startup. social recommendation website jybe was created in 2011 by ex- yahoo engineers and yahoo bought it to get back five former employees. it plans to shut jybe down. no word on the price tag. marin is ranked the
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healthiest county in california. factors that range from low teen birthrate to high levels of recreational activity. years of programs to promote healthy outcomes are paying off. they say more needs to be done to address excessive alcohol consumption. we're getting some rain. how much more is on the way? >> none. there's a little more on the way, but it's about a week away. not as much rain as we needed. it's been a dry season. we're looking at rainfall accumulations in the last 24 hours. just not that impressive. it dropped maybe 0.3 in napa. not very impressive for this time of year. some areas got up to an inch of rain. it was mainly in the north bay coastal hills. you can see the lingering light showers. radars lit in this area.
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we're getting a little shower activity. real light stuff. just enough to kind of wet the roadways. these are the forecast overnight lows. you can see they're trending on the cooler side. tomorrow morning when you wake up slightly cooler tomorrow afternoon as you get going. slightly warmer. numbers come up about 10 degrees. at about 8 degrees in the inland and bay valleys. maybe a little bit of patchy valley fog. conditions, moist ground. i wouldn't be surprised to see valley fog tomorrow morning. that could have an impact. as we go to the 3457 which forecasts temperatures using colors. greens are 60s. yellows are 70s. so there's a couple low 70s showing up inland and south bay. but barely. tomorrow is all about mid60s. maybe a few upper 60s. temperatures on the increase. as that system vacates the area and we start to warm up and dry up. sprinkles late tonight. a few sprinkles lingering and
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out of here. clearing and warming conditions. it's going to be nice in the mown tabs as well as things start to dry up. we head back into spring. the forecast highs tomorrow. 67 in fairfield. 67 in ann tee job. increase in temperatures. so to answer your question we didn't get much rain. we're not going to get very much more. we immediate it based on very dry january. very dry february. and now a dry march. >> is this concern or panic mode? >> the reservoirs are full because they held a lot of water in december. so it was good water management on the reservoir level. but the snow pack is going to create issues as we get towards the end of the season. >> see you at 6. they've been used in warfare. now drones could be flying over the united states.
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spring arrives some can't wait for warm sunny weather.
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tom vacar life with the numbers that add up to an unusual winter. >> reporter: we began by asking folks what does spring mean to you? the first day of spring started out like the first days of winter, wets. since ktvu meteorologist steve paulson said winter set a record. an anemic snow pack. >> it's not good. >> reporter: nonetheless the state's bilge central and northern california reservoirs are very near or over seasonal averages thanks to snows a yearing a. >> we've had great rain last year and runoff. we came into the season really full. >> reporter: even with concerns of climate change, how did winter temperatures do? >> they've been running below average for some. i know you have to take into account january and december thing have come back in february and march. slightly below to near average. the first day of spring
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signals nicer days ahead. >> april showers bring may flowers. so it makes sense. >> reporter: consumer psychologist says that old tradition of spring sales is a tradition because it works. liz taylor owner of tootsie's agrees. >> i think people want more color. other things. open toes. they're tired of dreary clothes. >> reporter: so it is, the first day of spring when night and day are of equal length and the days grow longer until fall. tom vacar, ktvu channel 2 news. the senate judiciary committee heard testimony for the need for new privacy laws. some government agencies including cal fire have permission to fly unmanned reconnaissance vehicles. as many as 7500 civilian drones will be cleared to fly within the next 5 years.
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>> they're flying smart phones. i think once private industry gets their ands on these we'll see great wonders. we'll never get there unless we place limits. >> reporter: more hearings are expected next month. palo alto police have arrested a man accused of sexually assaulting a woman. david yi of san jose arranged for a meeting with a woman at the grass slipper inn after seeing an online ad for a massage. when the woman arrived police say he pulled out a knife and then robbed and assaulted her. detectives working the case say they recognize the suspect and took him into custody. coming up in 2 minutes, testing the limits of free speech. controversial ads are all set to appear on bay area buses. the push for tougher punishment for a crime that used to be a hangable offense. a ranch has had cattle stolen from him.
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good evening everyone. i'm frank somerville. >> and i'm julie haener. controversial ads incoming some with anti-gay messages are getting ready to run on buss.
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rob roth is live in san francisco where he talked with officials and people behind those ads. rob. >> reporter: the new muni bus ads are expected to run in less than two weeks. many are calling them hate speech. anti-gay messages are set to begin running april 1st. this one quotes an islamic cleric. quote, the punishment of homosexuality is the death penalty." a second ad has iranian president saying "homosexuality is ugly." both end with the statement "that's his jihad, what's yours." >> my ad is designed to save lives. refusing to call attention to the plight of gays is killing people. >> reporter: teresa sparks says geller's ads are trying to pit the gay community against muslims. >> what she's doing is trying to portray muslims and arabs
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has being anti-gay. and i don't think that's the case. >> reporter: the new ads follow on the heels of current ads running on a handful of buses with anti-muslim messages. last week city leaders denounced those ads. muni says it's forced to run them. >> even though we disagree with the content we don't think it's right to spend the public's money and resources to litigate over first amendment rights. >> reporter: the new round of ads are slated to run on 6 buses through the month of april. >> you have to make sure you see it for what it is. it's hate speech. it's bias speech. >> reporter: muni is running a peace ad. it's donating the approximately $8000 it's getting for ads to the city's human rights commission. reporting live in san francisco, rob roth, ktvu channel 2 news. one man is dead after a
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s.w.a.t. standoff shut down a vallejo neighborhood for several hours today. it started about 11:30 this morning. police received calls about a man armed with a rifle outside a home. after a 4 hour standoff the man pointed his weapon at officers who then opened fire. s.w.a.t. team found the man dead inside the home. police say they don't know yet if officers killed him or if he committed suicide. in antioch police are investigating the killing of a 20-year-old man this afternoon. police say the victim was shot just before 12:30 at the intersection of west medil street and william reed drive. authorities have not released the victim's name. there are no suspects in custody. trader joe's and whole foods announced they will boycott genetically engineered fish. this comes as the food and drug administration is deciding whether to


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